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Community Picnic

Wednesday, August 3 | 4:30 – 8:00 pm

Everyone’s Invited!

Join your neighbors downtown for the fifth annual Community Picnic presented by Incourage. Connect over local food, beverages and family fun. Entertainment includes live music, kids’ inflatables and more. The Community Picnic provides an open and inclusive setting for promoting connections and collaboration among residents, local businesses and organizations, as well as highlighting community assets. This event is offered at no charge as a result of many generous contributions from the community and investments from Incourage. Working together, we can realize a community that works well for all.

Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets
Downtown Wisconsin Rapids (1st Ave S / Johnson St)
Parking at Centralia Center (enter via 7th Ave S)
Contact Incourage for more information

For more information about the Community Picnic, visit its web page.

Community For Us, By Us

Tuesday, August 9 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
East Junior High School Cafeteria | 311 Lincoln Street, Wisconsin Rapids

Over the next year, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) will work with south Wood County residents to help drive positive community change. There have been two meetings thus far; see you at the third!

Zoo events

Our last zoo event of the summer is:

Tuesday, August 9 | 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Helen’s Zoo House | Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Zoo (1911 Gaynor Avenue)

David Stokes Summer Wildlife Show – Nature’s Biggest, Strongest, Smelliest
Through songs, stories, movement, and riddles, plus live animals and artifacts, have fun getting up close and personal with wildlife.

Investing in Healthy Communities

Wednesday, December 7 | 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Hotel Mead | 451 East Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

What is a “healthy community”? What successful strategies are communities using to collaborate across sectors to promote healthy people and strong economies? What are the opportunities for strengthening the interdependence between urban and rural economies? How are banks, CDFIs, philanthropy, and others investing to foster equitable access and regional prosperity for all? Why is investing in environmental sustainability important and wise for people and places?

This daylong conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Incourage, will share leading practices in healthy economic development, sustainability and investment, with a special focus on rural and urban approaches to move from ideas to action. The conference will also include strategies for ongoing collaborative work with a new administration in 2017.

For more information on who should attend and what conference attendees can expect, the agenda, partners and sponsors, logistics, and contact information, visit the online event summary.

Tribune Building

Check out ways to get involved with the Tribune Building Project here.